........That this monstrosity will eventually be our fireplace.
To me it looks more like something from a science fiction movie. Introducing.... the Fireplace Xtraordinaire. This super efficient furnace will be entombed in a stone fireplace so that only a black wrought iron door will be visible. It has a sophisticated air-intake system and catalytic converter so that wood is burned cleanly and efficiently. It supposedly burns the smoke, too. It should put out enough BTU's to heat the first floor and loft completely. (Nothing better than toasty heat on a blustery winter's day). I think I will like it much better when it looks like a traditional rustic fireplace and not a metal monster with gaping jaws!